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Malabar Chestnut Fruit Plants (Pachira Aquatica)

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Malabar Chestnuts (Pachira Aquatica): Nature's Wealth in a Nutshell

Common Names: Malabar Chestnut, French Peanut, Guiana Chestnut, Provision Tree, Saba Nut

Botanical Name: Pachira Aquatica

General Information: Large evergreen tree, Adaptable for bonsai cultivation, Known as Guiana Chestnut, Saba Nut, and more. Malabar Chestnuts, with their diverse applications and rich nutritional profile, stands as a testament to nature's generosity, providing both aesthetic and culinary delights. Whether grown for shade on streets or cherished as bonsai, this botanical treasure enriches our surroundings and diets alike.

Health and Culinary Uses:

Raw seeds resemble peanuts in taste. Cooked seeds turn crunchy with a chestnut-macadamia flavor.

Rich in protein, oils, and fats. Contains essential amino acids like tryptophan, threonine, and phenylalanine.

Source of dietary fiber for digestive health. Amino acids aid in growth promotion. South American medicine uses nuts as an anesthetic. Nut oil for soaps and cooking.

Cultivation Details:

Planted as street trees for shade. Flourishes as an ornamental garden tree.

Thrives in diverse climates. Moderate Maintenance: Requires moderate care for optimal growth. 

Planting and Care

Prefers high humidity, medium to bright indirect light, thrives in warm temperatures above 60°F (15.6°C), avoids cold drafts, prefers moist, well-composted, well-drained soils in a warm, sunny position. It is resistant to drought and very hardy but will only tolerate light frost. It will also tolerate some shade.

Special Feature

Malabar chestnuts contain protein, oils, and fat, as well as the amino acids tryptophan, threonine, and phenylalanine which may help promote growth.


Malabar chestnuts can be consumed raw or cooked. They can also be ground into a flour and used to make bread. They can also be added to salads, stir-fries, eaten on their own as a snack, or ground and made into a hot drink. In addition to the nuts, the young leaves and flowers can be cooked and prepared as a vegetable and have a green, nutty flavor.